July 18 . 2023
Human Rights Watch HRW announced on July 17 that Ma Thuzar Maung, the Malaysia refugee activist and Myanmar Democracy Activist, and his family members were abducted on July 4.
On July 4, 2023, unidentified men abducted Thuzar Maung, 46; her husband, Saw Than Tin Win, 43; her daughter, Poeh Khing Maung, 16; and sons Aung Myint Maung, 21, and Thukha Maung, 17, from their residence in Ampang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, based on reports from witnesses and CCTV footage.
At about 4:30 p.m. on July 4, a car entered the gated community where the family lives. The driver told the security guards they were the police. Two hours later, Thuzar Maung was on the phone with a friend, who heard her yell to her husband that unknown men were entering the house, before being disconnected. At about 7:10 p.m., the same car and the two cars owned by Thuzar Maung’s family were seen leaving the compound. Thuzar Maung’s phone and the phones of her husband and children appear to have been immediately turned off, as no calls have gone through since.
Thuzar Maung is a long-time advocate for democracy in Myanmar and refugee and migrant rights in Malaysia. She serves as chair of the Myanmar Muslim Refugee Community and Myanmar Migrant Workers Committee and has worked closely with Myanmar’s opposition National Unity Government.
They were captured by NUG OC International Malaysia and detained at the NUG office in Kampong Town. Those who witnessed it firsthand said that they were seized for abusing the donations of Myanmar people.
Regarding the above topics, People’s Radio Myanmar has not been able to confirm it, although it has been seen on social media pages.
Regarding this incident, NGO CSO team members and employees, politicians, CDM and activists who fled from Myanmar country to seek refuge in Malaysia are concerned about their safety and life , according to th local news sources.
Photo: Social Media
Phar Si Than ( People’s Radio Myanmar)